This Saturday we’ll be hiking this local state park on the northeast side. The trails here are mostly moderate, but we’ll see a few hills and may see some muddy sections.
The hike itself will consist of two routes through the park. We’ll begin with the Fall Creek trail and then do part of the Camp Creek trail, which will take us back to where we started. At that point anyone who’s ready to call it a day can do so. We’ll then make our way across to park to hike the Lawrence Creek trail, a loop that’s 3.7 miles, and return to where we began. We’ll be covering around 7 miles altogether.
Admission is $7.
We’ll meet at the parking lot next to Delaware Lake. After passing by the gatehouse, you’ll take the first right you come to and this road will take you back to the parking lot. A map of the park is located here (http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/ftharrison_trail.pdf). Just look for the group of us in the parking lot.
After the hike, for those interested, we’ll be grabbing some lunch at the Panera on 56th Street (9145 E. 56th Street) near the park.
Car Pool Info: Our car pool will be meeting along the west side of Bishop Chatard High School, which is on the corner of Kessler Boulevard and Crittenden Avenue, at 5885 Crittenden Avenue. The parking along the street is free on Saturdays. We’ll meet on the sidewalk at the school entrance front near the corner and be leaving at 8:30am.
Car pool @ 8:30am
Hike @ 9am
Terrain: Moderate overall but with some hills and staircases; 7 miles
Time: About 2.5 to 3 hours
See you on Saturday,